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NY Times: For Voters Sick of Money in Politics, a New Pitch: No PAC Money Accepted

Since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 opened the floodgates for unrestricted political spending, polls have shown that voters are growing increasingly bitter about the role of money in politics.

Star Tribune: Dean Phillips Takes His Campaign on the Road — and Lakes — Hoping To Unseat Rep. Erik Paulsen

He’s campaigned in a fish house on Lake Minnetonka, a 1960 milk truck, and now Dean Phillips is taking his message to voters from a pontoon boat. Phillips is trying to sell himself to 3rd District voters who’ve been electing Republicans to Congress since 1961.

Release: Phillips Calls for Censure of President

Republicans and Democrats in Congress must come together for the good of our nation and issue a formal censure of President Trump. His behavior, culminating with his recent actions in Helsinki, threaten our shared values, international alliances, and national security.

Video: “We’re building a community.”

While most candidates spend their time courting those who write the biggest checks, I’m grateful to my amazing community of supporters who invest $5, $10 or $25. That’s how I met Norbert. After he contributed to the campaign, I visited him to thank him for his support.


I refuse to accept money from PACs, special interest groups or federal lobbyists, and will make campaign finance reform a top priority.


All Americans should have high-quality, affordable healthcare — regardless of their age, condition or ability to pay. I won’t rest until they do.


Our children deserve world-class public education, and school districts and teachers need the resources, strategy and support to provide it.


Climate change is an environmental, economic and national security threat that must be addressed head-on, and the U.S. should be a leader — not a follower.


Thoughts and prayers may offer comfort but they don’t save lives. Courage and action can save lives — and that requires new representation.


Women deserve equal pay for equal work, sensible paid leave policies, access to comprehensive healthcare, and reproductive freedom.

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